Volunteering is a lot of fun, getting involved, commit to be a part of making things happen.
I am a cashier in a local club for people sharing interests in a hobby that I enjoy. It is a task that I do without any complaining or sweat. Money and numbers have always been easy for me to handle. Hence it does not take much effort or time to fulfill my commitment in that respect.
But have you tried book keeping you know the frustration when it is time to close the books for last year and everything seems finished, but for some reason there is a small difference somewhere. The income statement is not in line with the balance sheet. It is a small number, but it needs to be found. Working through all the individual bookings and accounts, checking the sums. The “Oh I found it” quckly turns out to be “no, only a part of it”, and now the difference seems even more odd. “What have I done??!!”
The frustration can go on for hours, even days, where is the problem? Over and over again the numbers are checked, double-checked and crunched. Then, all of a sudden it is all clear, how could I do it that way and why on earth didn’t I see it? It is so obvious, at least now!
A correction is booked, the accounts are summed up and the closing of last year is done in seven minutes. The frustration is gone, I feel at ease, light at heart, smiling because I have found balance.